Worry

Sometimes I go off the grid and it’s usually always the same reason, being distracted and off my center a touch.  In my past it could last for days, weeks, and months.  Today a good friend wrote about worry and how worry can distract and affect his path in life.  He went about saying, “I’ve been thinking about worry this week. If I let myself, I could worry about anything.  I’m really good at it.  I think it’s learned behavior to worry but I also think I inherited it from my mother.  She was the Grand Champion.  We all have heard definitions of worry: “the illusion of control” may be, for me, the most accurate.  Worry can cause anxiety which has all kinds of negative impacts on the body, even including a terrible taste in the mouth!  When we worry about something, we can realize that we really have control of very little in this life”.

What’s special about his comments today is his gentle and loving reminder.  Not to turn away from our struggles because they will always be there, but to turn to the bigger picture the bigger hope and bigger truths!! He goes on to say,

“Several times a day, I recite Psalm 91 in part or whole.  For this one I like the Message version.  Here are some of the phrases, “God, you are my refuge. I trust in you and I am safe.” “God’s huge outstretched arms protect you – under them you’re perfectly safe.”  “Fear nothing” “The High God is your very own home, evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door.”  “if you hold on to me for dear life, says God, I’ll get you out of any trouble.”  “Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you.   When I worry about things, I turn to this psalm these days; other times in my life, it’s been other passages.  I can’t banish worry altogether, but I have learned to shorten its life by continually reminding myself that God is bigger than I can even imagine, that God holds every part of my life in God’s hands, that events in this world unfold as they will but I am never alone on the journey”.

It was good to be reminded that God is bigger that I can even imagine.  Thanks Jim for helping me out of my funk today.

”Blessings on your journey”

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My imagination

Every project and every plan starts with an idea.  In many cases that idea never existed before, it was born in the imagination of its founder.  Can you imagine everyone you know waking up every day with a new idea, a new project or plan.  Acting out and executing new ideas, plans and projects would have us living in a world of constant upheaval and change, how crazy would that be??  The normal view of our world would be challenged and the bar moved moment to moment.  Most of us living in this world would find ourselves pushing new ideas, plans and projects away or finding reasons to discourage them, fighting like hell to keep our world from a new disaster.

I find it interesting when you look at nature and our environment that you notice it has always been in constant change and transformation.  The rivers flowing over, the fires burning, the earth cooling and warming and the oceans rising and falling.  Never does one day look like another, never does it stay the same.  In our history we have had many disasters, wars, and altercations because of this struggle and it seems to be continuing at a record pace.   Maybe it’s the way we’re dealing with it? Maybe we should consider a different way, a new way, a new idea that never existed before?  Maybe all it takes is our imagination?  Giddyup

”Blessings on you journey”

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Surrender

Ever feel like your backed up against a wall??  Today in my meditation I happened to notice that I feel this way.  I feel this way because I dont know what to do or where to go with a specific idea and dream I’ve had for some time now.  I realize, I can do this, or I can do that, or I can do nothing and that I get to pick.  The thing I don’t want to do the most, is push back.  I have learned over the years that pushing back almost always exhausts me, and hurts me and others, so what to do??

Surrender.  Today in my meditation I realized that I dont always see the big picture (who knew? LOL).  The wall represents an idea, an image, a dream I have, that is not manifesting the way I see it.  I have been holding on to this idea, this image, this dream, and building this wall larger and larger every day.  Surrendering allows me to transcend, dissolve and bring down the wall.

If I surrender the idea to the universe (the bigger picture I can’t see right now) the wall comes down, and I don’t have to continue to live in that reality or restriction.  The wall, literally ceases to exist. While I am not sure where my path will wind, a new picture and path has appeared.  Soon, I am off in that direction to see where it leads.  Giddyup!!

”Blessings on your journey”

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Willingness

“Willingness” above all else is what we are always asked for, as Spirit gently and constantly offers the guidance we seek.

Today as I entered that silent place in meditation, I happened to recognize the unified field of possibilities.  This unbounded awareness is our silent, expanded self.  It is the un-manifested potentiality from which everything emerges.   In this place of stillness, pure self and quite mind, I can see the unity behind adversity.  I can see the opportunity for joy, and the peace which feeds a passion and fire within that cannot be extinguished, because it is who and what we are made of.

Today, as I listen to the negative views and commentary in the news that pulls me away from that fire within, I recognize the opportunity to hold space for the expanded self.  Hold space for the field of energy and thought that expands and connects us all.  Hold space for the consciousness of unity and the potentiality of everything that emerges.

And, all I have to do is be “willing”.  Giddyup

”Blessings on your journey”

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Attracting?

For the past few days I have been following Oprah & Deepaks “energy of attraction” meditation series.  Today my meditation and centering thought was on “My intention holds the key to fulfillment”  The key being our success to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.  Then, all of my email messages presented the following:

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the “atomic age” — as in being able to remake ourselves.

MAHATMA GANDHI

True joy results when we become aware of our connectedness to everything.

– Paul Pearsall –

We are all in this process together. There are no real differences between us. We have been asleep together—and we awake together. http://Forgiveness.tv

I believe that we are all in this together or I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this blog right now.  I believe my joy is a result of recognizing my place in our connectedness. And, I believe we, in our remaking of ourselves, IS the key to changing the world.

Wayne Dyer always used to say,  “If you change the way you look at the world, the world you look at changes”  Giddyup!

“Blessings on your journey”

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Act now!

Today is August 1, 2018, 55 years from when this picture was taken and Facebook has changed how certain websites can share content with the Facebook universe.  For me it is my first test to see if this blog post will automatically appear in my Facebook account.  If you are reading this through my Facebook account and want to insure you receive this blog unaffected by regulations and restrictions you should consider going to my personal web site at http://www.mkanthony.com and click on the follow button.  Here you will be asked to submit your email address and look for a confirmation email from me to connect.  It would be my honor to continue to share thoughts and support conversation that build community and strengthen our resolve for growth and success in our ever changing world.

“Blessings on your journey”

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Living life fully

What is it that I’m not living out fully in my life.

The one thing that propels itself to the top of the list of things I’m not living out fully in my life, is my passion for connecting with like minded individuals to share personal insights, thoughts, dreams and desires, without judgement and from a place of love. While I have a web site where I share a daily blog, and I have a book I’ve written, and I have a business I have built and created, I still would like to do more.  I still feel I have a lot more to offer!!

While writing is very powerful and therapeutic, the personal connections we share are so much more powerful. Co-Creating in community where we share our thoughts, feelings and desires with the goal of supporting and holding a safe space for each other has such incredible power and opportunity for growth. Yet, it carries with it a fear of failure, disagreement and disappointment, and it this very fear that keeps me from moving this thought, this dream forward. How to do this, how to move forward still concerns me. How to connect with people and co-create an exciting growing and learning time together requires some faith and a desire to jump into the unknown.

Currently I am planning two workshop opportunities for addressing change and supporting transformational growth. The first will be offered by me http://www.mkanthony.com through our funeral chapel with a time (probably September) and site to be determined and the second will be a fall event with two close friends and like minded people, Sacha Sully from Australia https://m.facebook.com/SachaSullyLifeCoach/ and Camille Conte from Alaska and NJ. https://www.facebook.com/This-Awakening-Spirit-645405635549117/ While these new ventures will create some fear and trepidation, it is time to shake, rattle and roll (in no particular order).

Please look forward to your personal invitation to these events and let me know if there are any thoughts you have regarding topics you feel would help you, your friends, family and your community.

“Blessings on your journe”

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